HMS Canopus

Type:
Battleship
Class:
Builder:
Portsmouth Dockyard
Portsmouth, England
Pennant Number:
N/A
Ordered:
N/A
Launched:
October 13, 1897
Keel Laid:
January 4, 1897
Commissioned:
December 1899
Fate:
Sold for scrap Jan. 28, 1920.


Dimensions, machinery and performance

Length:
418'
Engines:
2 Three cylinder vertical inverted triple expansion
Beam:
74'
Boilers:
20 Belleville (coal fired)
Draft:
26' 6"
Shafts:
2
Displacement:
12,950 std.
SHP:
13,500 (design)
Speed:
18.25 knots (design)
Crew:
750
Range:
N/A


Armament
Number Carried
Type
Arrangement
Maximum Range / Ceiling
4
12"/35 (305mm)
Mk VIII

2 twin turrets
26,000 @ 30° (14.7 miles)
with 875 lb. armor piercing shell
12
6"/40 (152mm)
single mounts
10,000 yards @ 15°
with 100 lb. HE shell

10
3"/40 (76mm)
12 pounder QF

single mounts
11,750 yards @ 40°
AA ceiling 19,000' @ 70°
6
1.85"/40 (47mm)
3 pounder QF

single mounts
7,900 yards @ 45°
AA ceiling 3,600 (effective)
4
18" (450mm)
torpedo tubes
submerged
800 yards @ 26.5 knots
118 lb. wet gun cotton warhead


Builder's Data
Page published Jan. 19, 2007